FAT percentage?

previous topic · next topic
smilingrandm...

Joined: Jun 09
Posts: 3

      quote  
Posted: 12 Jan 2013, 11:09
The Atkins tips say to count carbs and watch your calories - but what about fat? I think my carbs and calories are controllable, but when I get all that in line, the fat percentage comes up higher than the protein! Is this okay? My carbs percentage is very VERY low, my protein percentage moderate to high, but my fat percentage is the highest of all. Am I doing this correctly? Thanks much! Smiles!
eKatherine

Joined: Aug 12
Posts: 1,286

      quote  
Posted: 12 Jan 2013, 12:55
They are concerned primarily with grams of carbs. Most people will automatically keep their fat down low enough so they lose weight, as fat is more satisfying than carbs as an energy source. However, if you track your calories and find you are eating so much fat that your calories are outside your range, you would probably need to cut down on fat. But for most people it is not necessary to be concerned about it.

You are doing it right.



Forum Search
Advanced forum search



Latest Posts

Trouble Increasing Stamina
Why do we knock ourselves down by saying things like.. "I only walk, I don't jog orrun" http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/... I hate jogging, always have, I don't 'hike" , I ...
by mummydee on 05 Jul 15 09:00 PM
Quick reference for carbs
Depends on your WOE my carbs are rather high and I naturally get lots of fiber. I do not follow a low carb plan. I eat little meat but lots of plant based proteins beans, legumes, whole grains. I also ...
by wholefoodnut on 04 Jul 15 12:31 PM
Changing past entries
How do I change a past weigh in entry? I put 270 when I would have entered 280.
by pronomian on 04 Jul 15 09:35 AM
A bit frustrated
krystynecar wrote: Many overweight individuals fail to lose weight with dieting. While it is always assumed they are doing a poor job of dieting, it has been shown, however, that chronic dieting in ov ...
by Diablo360x on 03 Jul 15 04:31 PM
I Need Help With A Little Of Everything
I have hypothyroid and I don't know what foods could help me drop some pounds. I also want to find an exercise that I could do in a small space. I am visually impaired so going to a gym or trying to ...
by Kathleen Wheatley on 25 Jun 15 01:28 PM

Member Tip

average member ranking
by member Tresmemphis
Drink water
13 Feb 15 for diet Atkins